Are you good with people and excited about climate action and sustainability? Come help out on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at York High School for our first Climate Action Fair! We need help at food tables, information tables and kids activity tables. The event is from 10am-2pm, and we will ask volunteers to arrive an hour early for set up and training.
Become an Energy Coach! Coaches provide residents with individualized information and assistance to navigate home energy retrofits. An energy coach provides information on typical processes, financial incentives and available contractors, and stays with the resident with follow-up throughout the process.
The coaches are process facilitators, not technical experts, but will receive training to work in this capacity. Must be able to provide excellent customer service and manage lots of information at once. Some familiarity with green energy technology is a plus. Our coaches are supported with a toolkit, access to experts to answer questions, and a peer learning approach for coaches to share knowledge. 2-5 hours per week.
With a bi-weekly column in the York Weekly and regular print, web and email outreach to our community, we have many opportunities for writers to get involved and help us out. Please let us know if you are interested in being a volunteer writer! 1-2 hours per week.
Are you social media savvy and interested in helping us build our brand and presence online? We need you! We are mainly working with FaceBook at the moment, and need a volunteer to create content, (with guidance from our communications committee) post on FaceBook, and boost and repost content from partner organizations. 2-3 hours per week.
Are you good with people and excited about climate action, sustainability and community outreach? We need your help to keep a presence at local events. If you are interested in occasionally staffing a table or representing YRCA at events, please let us know. We’d love to have you!
Waste Reduction and Diversion is working to reduce landfill and incinerated waste by increasing opportunities for composting, and working with local businesses to improve packaging and reduce plastic trash. WRAD plans community events to raise awareness. This committee meets twice per month on Zoom. 2-5 hours per month.
Help us develop and produce monthly opportunities for residents to learn more about energy savings and take climate action on an individual, local and regional level. This committee meets 1-2 times per month on Zoom. We partner with area organizations to widen the impact of this outreach. 2-5 hours per month.